Anyone up for a pre-swim suit season fitness challenge?

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Wednesday - 60 min low impact step aerobics class, 250's
Today - 60 min yoga class, 45 minute circuits and jumprope, 250's
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Wednesday - 60 min low impact step aerobics class, 250's
Today - 60 min yoga class, 45 minute circuits and jumprope, 250's
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
I never joined your group but have been going to the gym at least 4 times a week. Typically do treadmill for 25-30 min; jogging at 5.0 mph for 15-20 min then incline at 5% for 5 min. I did a 5K on the treadmill about a week ago in 38 min (I know I couldn't do that time outside -- much easier to stay at an even pace on treadmill). Do weights at least 3 days for 20-30 min. Have lost about 6 lbs. Would love to lose another 6. He** to get old. The weight just doesn't want to come off very easy. . . but I have to be healthier.
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Tried on my bikini yesterday. I won't say there is no jiggle at all but I was shocked that I am down enough to feel comfortable wearing it. My husband said (to the dog) that he could not believe I was wearing a bikini. I realized he has never seen me in one and we have known each other for 20 years! I also have a cute retro one piece that I am going to wear this summer too! Too bad it is supposed to rain this weekend so no beach for me yet!
I did a slow 35-minute run on Tuesday, and swam for an hour yesterday. My back is still sore. Today I biked for 50 minutes and was supposed to run for 30 minutes afterwards. I FROZE while I was biking and I think my back muscles got cold. I started running and it sucked. I couldn't straighten up. I basically ran while crying for 8 minutes then quit and walked home.

I am bailing on my swim workout tomorrow. I am supposed to be running a half-marathon (as a relay) on Saturday. I don't know how that is going to go. I am so frustrated right now.
My C25K app is weird...

W5D3 was supposed to have me running 20 minutes straight! It went from 5-5-5 (W5D1) to 8-8 (W5D2) to 20?! Then W6D1 is 5-8-5, so that is what I did today instead.

My app is totally different from my friend's app, as well.
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My C25K app is weird...

W5D3 was supposed to have me running 20 minutes straight! It went from 5-5-5 (W5D1) to 8-8 (W5D2) to 20?! Then W6D1 is 5-8-5, so that is what I did today instead.

My app is totally different from my friend's app, as well.
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Yep, that's the C25K plan from the Cool Running website.

I remember that 20-minute run. I was like, what the WHAT. I have to go from 8 minutes to TWENTY MINUTES?! Haha. But I did it. You're ready for it!
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My C25K app is weird...

W5D3 was supposed to have me running 20 minutes straight! It went from 5-5-5 (W5D1) to 8-8 (W5D2) to 20?! Then W6D1 is 5-8-5, so that is what I did today instead.

My app is totally different from my friend's app, as well.
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Yep, that's the C25K plan from the Cool Running website.

I remember that 20-minute run. I was like, what the WHAT. I have to go from 8 minutes to TWENTY MINUTES?! Haha. But I did it. You're ready for it!
Originally Posted by divegirl
Ok, so I'm a weenie!! Maybe I will try it out tomorrow
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Yeah, RB, believe it or not, but your body is ready for 20 minute runs. Just you wait and see! Er, actually don't wait. Just go do it!

The step "backwards" on W6D1 seems odd too, but there is a method to the madness.

I did the Cool Running C25K a couple years back.
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Alright, y'all have convinced me. I will give it a shot today!
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I've been doing ok. I got sick for like 3 days and that really threw me off. But now I'm back at it. I've been to the gym twice this week. One more today.
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Alright, y'all have convinced me. I will give it a shot today!
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Hope it went well!

I'm running 6.5 miles tomorrow (doing a half-marathon as a relay). Wish me luck and hope my back holds out ...
Boo had a lot going on today and couldn't squueze it in. Running with my friend tomorrow, and she's a bit behind in the training, so we'll see...

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You guys inspired me. I downloaded the C25k app and just finished the first workout. Felt good! Sweaty but never felt like it wasn't doable or I was going to die. I'm sure that'll change as it gets harder though.
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my legs are so sore I can't even get the energy to take a shower right now. did 45 minutes of eliptical wednesday, spin yesterday morning and then went running later in the afternoon. today I lifted (with my new gym buddy!) and then went to spin. and I'm missing pilates tomorrow morning to go on a college tour, but I figure all the walking will make up for it.

I've only been drinking water for the past few weeks and I've at least reduced my junk food consumption (pizza is my weakness).

my clothes were fitting way better and my tummy was getting flatter, but I've been bloating like crazy the past couple days because of my upcoming period but I refused to get discouraged! I have so much more endurance now when I run and I'm seeing more definition in my arms.
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You guys inspired me. I downloaded the C25k app and just finished the first workout. Felt good! Sweaty but never felt like it wasn't doable or I was going to die. I'm sure that'll change as it gets harder though.
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
You are way better off than I was, then! I kept praying a Mack truck would come by and run over me the first couple of weeks!

Then, running became addicting and I love it now.

My lazy ass self from a few weeks ago can not believe I just said that.



(can I even call myself a runner now?? I dunno... everyone has to start from somewhere, right?)
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I'm hopeful that I actually start to like running. I've always hated it, but I've read that people who hate it usually do because they tried to push themselves too much at first. It's still way too cold up here in NY to run outside to my southerner mind, so I'm treadmilling it. This summer though, there are some really wonderful trails around my house that I'd like to run.
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I'm hopeful that I actually start to like running. I've always hated it, but I've read that people who hate it usually do because they tried to push themselves too much at first. It's still way too cold up here in NY to run outside to my southerner mind, so I'm treadmilling it. This summer though, there are some really wonderful trails around my house that I'd like to run.
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
Running is one of those things where even if you have general fitness, it's kind of its own beast, and you have to slowly get yourself used to it. A lot of people think they should be able to do a lot right away, and when they can't, end up hating it.

If you get into it slowly and take your time building up, it can end up being really enjoyable.

Also - make sure and just run easy, and ignore pace. I think that is another reason that people hate running - they have some speed that they think they should be able to hit, and they kill themselves to get there, and it's miserable. You want to be breathing comfortably enough that you're able to talk in short sentences when you're running. Pace will improve naturally as you get in better shape. Especially don't worry about pace if it's hot outside, because heat will naturally slow you down.
Running is one of those things where even if you have general fitness, it's kind of its own beast, and you have to slowly get yourself used to it. A lot of people think they should be able to do a lot right away, and when they can't, end up hating it.

If you get into it slowly and take your time building up, it can end up being really enjoyable.

Also - make sure and just run easy, and ignore pace. I think that is another reason that people hate running - they have some speed that they think they should be able to hit, and they kill themselves to get there, and it's miserable. You want to be breathing comfortably enough that you're able to talk in short sentences when you're running. Pace will improve naturally as you get in better shape. Especially don't worry about pace if it's hot outside, because heat will naturally slow you down.
Originally Posted by cmb4314
Good advice.

This is why I really like C25K. I tried running many times before it, and always hated it. I couldn’t figure out why anyone would like it.

But the C25K program prepares your body to do longer runs. Your body — your bones and muscles — actually change in some pretty fundamental and important ways while working through the program. That’s why it’s so important to follow the program as closely as you can, and take alternating days off to let your body recover.

After I finished C25K, I did the Gateway to 8K program and was running for 30–40 minutes at one point. If you told me in my 20s I would ever run for that long, I would have thought you were nuts.

I don’t run much these days — I’m more passionate about yoga — but it’s in my repertoire for when I want to change things up. I regularly do the C25K program pretty much every summer to get back into running again.
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